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La0d0g's Rig

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by la0d0g, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Jul 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Like others, I wanted to create a thread to track the modifications/changes to my truck and share them with the greater TW community. I’m also going to use this thread to document the trips and adventures I have in my truck.

    Bought mid-2010


    My truck as of 4/1/14:

    2010 Tacoma - Double cab - MGM - TRD Off-road - Manual 4x4

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    Mechanical Upgrades (or whatever you want to call it):
    - 4.56 gears
    - Airflow snorkel
    - URD short throw shifter
    - Magnaflow exhaust, dumped

    Suspension/Wheels/Tires:
    - 315/75 r16 MTRs
    - ProComp 7089
    Front
    - OME 886s
    - OME 9000 Nitrochargers
    - 5mm trim packer
    - TC UCAs
    - Phucka swaybar mod
    - Superbumps
    Rear
    - Dakars
    - Relentless u-bolt flip kit
    - Hacked bump stops
    - 5100 with shock extenders

    Armor:
    - Bud Built skids - IFS and mid
    - Relentless Fabrication t-case skid
    - Relentless Fabrication hybrid sliders
    - Relentless Fabrication HC rear bumper
    - Relentless Fabrication front bumper w/summit hoop
    - BAMF LCA skids

    Extraction Gear:
    - Hi-Lift 60”
    - Hi-Lift off road kit, base, and fix it kit
    - Bow saw
    - Smittybilt mud boards
    - Full length shovel
    - VIAir 300p air compressor
    - Shackles
    - Warn 3”x30’21,600lbs recovery strap
    - Warn M8000 with synthetic line
    - ARB snatch block
    - ARB 3" x 16' tree strap
    - Tire repair kit
    - Warn Premium Winch Hook (read: it has a built in bottle opener)

    External Mods and Stuff:
    - 12” shorty antennae
    - Debadged including TRD stickers
    - OEM non-LED taillights
    - Rear differential breather relocate
    - Satoshi Grille with FJ emblem
    - Bed mat
    - PIAA 510 Super Whites
    - Removed mud flaps
    - Hi-Lift bedrail mounts
    - Quick Fists clamps mounted to bed rails for shovel
    - Bedside bottle opener
    - Relentless bed corner tie down brackets
    - 3" extended steel braided brake lines
    - Chopped fenders and fender flares
    - Bed tube bars and basket for spare tire
    - Extra d-rings in the bed
    - Bed mounted fire extinguisher
    - Relentless CB hood hinge mount
    - 4' Firestik
    - BAMF behind grille light bar
    - 20" double row combo light bar (spot and flood)
    - BHLM
    - DieHard Platinum 31M wrapped in Pelfreybilt battery cage
    - Cubby hole d-ring mod to hold scepter cans

    Internal Mods and Stuff:

    - Tint
    - Seatbelt chime disable
    - Alarm chirp disable
    - First aid kit and duct tape
    - Driver’s seat Maglite holder
    - WeatherTech all-weather floor mats
    - Ultra Gauge
    - Red LED map lights
    - Ultra white LED dome light
    - Cobra 75
    - Wet Okole (black and charcoal)
    - Vinyl flooring

    Future Mods/Gear/Etc
    - Silicone windshield molding
    - Redline hood struts (in possession but not installed)
    - OBA
    - Duel battery and some snazzy fuse setup

    Stuff I Need to Work On/Repair
    - Change spark plugs
    - Form and install pillar brace for snorkel
    - Repair front grille or satoshi OEM grille and replace
    - Redline hood strut install


    Shortly after pickup:

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    After debadging:

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    ATO Hi-Lift mounts:

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    Differential breather mod:

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    884s, 5100s, wheels, and tires:

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    Budbuilt front and mid skids:

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    Getting sliders welded on:

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    New Rear bumper:
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    Old Rear bumper:

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    Bottle opener:

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    Starting the work on dremeling out my FJ emblem:

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    Attaching the screws to the emblem:

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    Satoshi Grille and FJ emblem ready to go:

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    Satoshi & front bumper:

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    A few pictures from being out and about (from older to newer):

    Stock flexin at Boca
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    First time getting stuck in the snow on Peavine
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    Peavine
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    Knott Creek Reservoir
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    The Cold Springs trenches
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    In the trenches
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    Bud's Canyon
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    Milton Reservoir
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    Blue Lakes
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    Hunter Creek Trail
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    Dawn on Peavine
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    Thanks for looking and thanks to all that have helped me out.

    Shout out to Relentless Fabrication for making bulletproof goodies!

    I'll be posting more content as I make changes to the truck.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
  2. Jul 12, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    brandonn

    brandonn pretend this is a clever saying

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    Nice truck! Stealin' the bottle opener idea :)
     
  3. Jul 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Thanks man, could be one of my favorite mods :cheers:
     
  4. Jul 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    cgs2k2

    cgs2k2 Ohio Member

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    you inspired me! i just bought a bottle opener to mount in my bed! haha

    also, 884s for the win.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    Oowen

    Oowen Well-Known Member

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    husky liners highway products tool box shorty antenna Bilstien 5100's 20% tint
    Are you in northern nevada? If so there is the 775 bs thread to check out
    Nice build!
     
  6. Jul 13, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Thanks, I just subscribed.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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  8. Jul 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    As always, looks great matt!
    :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jul 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Looks good Matt.
    You should talk to Josh about the 886s they were too stiff with all the stuff he had on his Taco.
    More CS Trenches pics
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  10. Jul 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Sje1124

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    Good looking truck man!
     
  11. Jul 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    I chatted with Josh about 886s when we were working on my suspension. He told me about them being stiff but I was thinking the 886s would be a good fit with the bumper, winch, and having the sway bar off. Plus I figure the stiffness would match the Dakar's stiffness :D

    Anyone else have any input? 885s or 886s?

    And thanks for posting the pics Randy!
     
  12. Jul 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Josh had bumpers, winch, skids & sliders with & without sway bar, but he only had an AC not a DC so who knows?
     
  13. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Josh changed his set up like 3 or 4 times. Nothing seemed to please him.

    I have 886s. Just recently I added 1/2 top plates. I like em just fine.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Yeah, I forgot about the additional weight from the skids. I'll make my final decision next month when I order them but I think I'll be sticking with the 886s.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    Subbing. Good looking truck.
     
  16. Aug 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Relocated my hi-lift from the back of the bed to the passenger side and switched to a shorter handled shovel to accommodate my new corner tie down brackets thingys. They worked great this weekend securing the kayak on our way to the lake.

    These will definitely help with securing my pontoon boat over the action packers on fishing trips.

    Also made sure the Hi-lift was lubed and ready to go while I had it off. Check.


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  17. Aug 21, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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    krob32

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    WeatherTec Digi Liners, AVS Bugflector II, TRD FJ SE Anthracite Rims, Goodyear DuraTrac 265/75/16, AVS In-Channel Wind Deflectors, Extang Solid Fold, Pop & Lock, Color Match Grill Emblem (Anthracite), Plasti Dip Emblems, Tacoma Bed Mat, Tacoma Door Sill Protectors, ToyTec Ultimate Lift Kit, ICON UCAs, Wet Okoles, Sockmonkey 3rd Brake Light Cover, LED Hood/Bed Lighting w/ OTRATTW Switches, Famous Fabrication Sliders, Sockmonkey TRD Bed Decal, Proven Design 4x4 Mudflaps, BenWA's Rear Power Sliding Window, Jasper Off Road 6" Reverse LED Pod, ImMrYo Rear View Mirror Bracket, GrillCraft w/ Black Mesh and color matched Land Cruiser Emblem, LED Tail Lights, Badge Removal and Vinyl TRD/Tacoma Stickers.
    Nice build. Really like the Satoshi.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Thanks for the compliment. Homer makes a great product!
     
  19. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Dumped my exhaust after the axle this weekend.

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    I cleaned up the cut with a file after taking the picture.
     
  20. Oct 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g [OP] Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Finished installing my Warn 8000 a couple weeks ago. I lengthened the control box cables to be able to stash it under my hood instead of on top of the winch.

    Used it twice this weekend at Slickrock and it worked perfectly.

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